Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Peace On Earth

The day before X-Mas Eve.....Thinking about today's image, I decided to return to a place that gives me comfort (oddly)- the cemetery. I took this photo a few months ago, before the snow had fallen and the seasons had changed. I returned to take the same image with some snow as the highlight of the picture. The snow adds interest to the pine trees and makes the image more cozy. I still believe the actual scene is more beautiful in person. Some scenes I just don't think translate as well in a photo.


The cemetery also houses this little chapel. It used to sit at the end of one of the beautiful rows of pine trees as seen above. For some inexcusable reason, the cemetery has cut down the entire row of trees and so now this chapel sits naked, exposed to the road and the hundreds of gravestones that sit ahead of it. The chapel is still quaint and I noticed the sun in the right position. I liked how it turned out, with the sun setting quickly just over the edge of the roof.



6 comments:

jvelez said...

Really love the first picture...I loved it when you took it in the fall. If you enlarge it, you really get to see the little details of the branches which are beautiful. Nice work!

linda said...

I like them both. The top one would be even more awesome if you could get in that same position and shoot before the path is plowed. But beautiful as it is. Nice shots. How do you get so inspired every day. I almost threw in the towel today.

Bridget said...

very nice steve.
really like the chapel

trishalyn said...

Lovely images, Steve! I remember the first one from earlier in the fall...definitely like the addition of the snow. The chapel image is beautiful, too...I love the contrast of the dark red against the white snow. You are an inspiration to us all in this challenge!!!

jvelez said...

Carol of the bells is a hard one to sing, but very cool harmonies in there. Ever since I was a little kid, I have been in LOVE with Hark the Herald Angels Sing, so that is my favorite of the Christmas season.

Photographer: Rachel M said...

Absolutely beautiful. I would love to walk no matter what the weather. It seems to be very peaceful. Love this, great shot.